We the undersigned are a coalition of concerned citizens, parents, health care practitioners, organizations, and businesses that believe a systemic water fluoridation program should not be implemented without public consent.
There is a growing body of scientific literature that questions the community benefit versus the community risk from such a systemic implementation of fluoride. We believe the first and ongoing costs of such a fluoridation program would be better used for public outreach and education regarding dental health, including dental hygiene and nutrition.
Topical use of fluoride for dental health is more readily controllable, and could potentially be provided to those without dental health access. We believe that the entire population of Portland should not be exposed to a health related proposal or ordinance without a thorough public review and vetting.
Citizens should have the right to consent, and the right to vote on such an important issue.
For more information or volunteer opportunities contact: Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking Water, Kim Kaminski, Executive Director. Telephone: (503) 675-7451